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Resurrection Rolls: A Sweet Easter Lesson

March 10, 2012
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Every Easter, I try to do activities with my daughter that help explain the true meaning of the holiday.  Some of the things we have done are in my post  Fun Ways to Teach the Meaning of Easter.  This year, with the introduction of Pinterest, I came across a  pin for Resurrection Rolls from the blog Eat At Allie’s.  I’ve seen other recipes like Resurrection Bread and Resurrection Rolls made with refrigerator biscuits.  The recipe from Eat At Allie’s uses crescent rolls and sounded so easy and delicious, I just had to try it along with the Easter lesson.

RESURRECTION ROLLS

1 Can of Refrigerated Crescent Rolls, 8 count

8 Large Marshmallows

Cinnamon Sugar

Melted Butter

Baking Direction with Easter Lesson:

  1. Read John 19 while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees.  For young kids, you can also use one of their favorite bible story books.

    I used The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast

  2. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate the individual triangles of dough.  Explain that the dough is like the cloth used to wrap Jesus.
  3. Take one marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus, all white and pure because He was without sin.
  4. Roll each marshmallow in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.  This symbolize the embalming oils and spices used to prepare Jesus’ body for burial.
  5. Put a buttered and sugared marshmallow in the center of each triangle section and pinch the dough edges together securely.  This symbolizes the wrapping of Jesus’ body.

    Pull the corners of the dough toward the center to cover the marshmallow.

    After kids wrap their roll, you can go back a securely pinch the dough.

    You can go back after to pinch your child's rolls to make sure they are sealed properly.

    Don't worry too much if some of your rolls open after baking. All you need is at least one to demonstrate the full lesson.

  6. Place the rolls on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the oven (symbolizing the tomb).
  7. Bake the rolls for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Read John 20:1-18 while the rolls are baking.  For young kids, you can again use their favorite bible story book.
  9. Open the tomb (oven), remove the rolls, and allow to cool slightly.
  10. Break open one of the rolls and discover what happens to the marshmallow.

JESUS IS RISEN!

This lesson was also adapted from Homegrown Mom who also suggests reading 1Thessalonians 4:16-18.  Jesus is coming again.

I’ve done this activity a couple of times with my daughter and really enjoyed the funny moments that came along with it.  My 4-year old innocently asked me, “Jesus is a marshmallow?”  I loved it when she yelled, “I have to rescue Jesus from inside the oven!”  It was cute seeing her look through the oven window with her dress-up wings pretending to be an angel.  My camera was ready when I heard her walk in the kitchen and said, “Look I’m Mary!”

The rolls were absolutely delicious!  We enjoyed indulging in this sweet treat.  And I loved the creative way to talk about the true meaning of Easter.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lonora Hebert permalink
    March 11, 2012 7:57 pm

    WOW, ROSE THAT WAS AN AWESOME ILLUSTRATION OF HOW JESUS WAS BURIED AND RAISED. A GOOD EASTER STORY. IF GOD ALLOWS ME TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD, I WILL PRACTICALLY LIVE ON YOUR WEBSITE.

    • March 11, 2012 8:40 pm

      Hi Lonora! You are so sweet (like these rolls, lol) Glad you like the illustration. Enjoy making some for yourself and the family :)

  2. jenn6903 permalink
    April 8, 2012 5:21 pm

    I found this via pinterest and we just made them with our children. Thank you so much for sharing this idea!

    • April 9, 2012 10:35 am

      @jenn6903, I’m so glad you and your kids made them. Hope you will enjoy making them every year!

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